Our Teachers

Naomi and Jemilla teach our classes at our Remsen location. Naomi teaches BABIES and preschool classes in addition to our standard Mixed Ages family classes.

Jemilla also teaches with Jelena Karanovik and Sonia Ciocca who teaches Canta y Baila Conmigo® at our Bond Street location.

At our Clinton Kiddie Korner location, Kyle Tigges teaches our preschool/daycare classes.

All of our teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

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Naomi Weinberger has been doing Music Together® since 1994 and became a Registered Music Together instructor in 1999. In 2010, The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Naomi Music Together Certification Level 1 and in 2015 Naomi completed her Certification Level II status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. To date, Naomi has taught over 2000 children from local Brooklyn families since 1999. She continues to receive ongoing training from the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ in the form of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Naomi is a classically trained singer and piano player with degrees in architecture and industrial design from Yale and Pratt respectively. She has four children of her own ages 16 to 22. All four of her children attended Kiddie Korner Preschool. Naomi lives in harmony with her family including husband, Michael, who is an attorney.

photo Jemilla

Jemilla Mulvihill became a registered Music Together teacher in 2011. Jemilla has performed as a singer and composer in NYC and San Francisco in small jazz ensembles.  After graduating from LaGardia High School of Music and Art as a vocal major, she received a BFA in jazz vocal performance from the New School in NYC.  She presently teaches piano to beginner students and sings on a regular basis with her son, Cullen.  Jemilla and Cullen took Naomi's classes for over 3 years. Jemilla is an expert yoga practitioner and teacher and will occasionally slip a yoga pose into her choreography. 


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photo Jelena Karanovik

Jelena Karanovic is an educator, a registered Music Together® teacher, and a licensed Music Together® Director.  She is a formally trained pianist, clarinetist, and singer. She also plays guitar, ukulele, dances, and thoroughly enjoys the philosophy and practice of Music Together. After attending Music Together with her daughter Juniper for three years, she excitedly took the plunge and became a Music Together teacher herself! Through her energetic and fun classes, Jelena engages with each child while supporting their musical development. She also has experience in teaching all ages and is thrilled to help build a live music-making community in Boerum Hill!

photo Sonia

Sonia Ciocca is a certified Music Together teacher and a passionate musician and educator. At the age of 18, Sonia moved to Guatemala for a year where she taught music, dance, and preschool classes to children aged 2-18 years old. She then moved to New York City to study at Columbia University, where she continued her music and language studies through Spanish, German, classical singing, and music theory classes. After graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Sonia moved to Barcelona, Spain, where she taught English to children aged 1-8 years and sang and played her guitar around the city before returning to New York to teach music, dance, art, and preschool at the New York Kids Club. Sonia comes from a Puerto Rican and Italian family, where music and dance was encouraged throughout her childhood, and she is excited to bestow that same passion for Latin music among the youth of New York City by implementing Canta y Baila Spanish immersion classes in Brooklyn.  

photo Kyle Tigges

Kyle is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been performing since age 15.  Kyle’s passion for sharing his love of music with others has led him to teach guitar to kids and adults, and to work as a music specialist at daycare centers. Kyle plays guitar and harmonica in class.

  Gisela Yanez

Gisela grew up in Veracruz, Mexico.  She received her Music Together and Canta y Baila certifications in 2017.  She brings with her a life-long love of music and has decades of experience singing in church.  She is a choir director and she leads the congregation in song with her guitar.  She is also a teacher of faith formation. Gisela lives in brooklyn in harmony with her husband and 3 children ages 8, 17, and 24.